Press Corner

If you are a member of the press and would like to schedule an interview or request more information, please contact Julie Guidry at (612) 331-4584 or [email protected]

 

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Recent Press Releases

 

January 17, 2017 – Upstream Arts presents A Concert and Conversation with Gaelynn Lea, Winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest

April 27, 2016 – Upstream Arts Invites the Public to The Art of We, Celebrating 10 Years at the Intersection of Art, Disability, and Learning

January 13, 2016 – Upstream Arts Presents Unique Special Needs Program at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

April 9, 2015 – The Art of We, Upstream Arts’ Annual Meeting and Fundraiser, Features Artists with Disabilities at Bloomington Center for the Arts

October 11, 2013 – Upstream Arts Presents Tour of Photographer Dirk Anschütz’s “Upstream” Exhibit, Featuring Portraits of Young Adults with Disabilities

July 9, 2012 – Upstream Arts Teaching Artist Ryan Hoag Competes on ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad 3”

Media Coverage

 

2017

“Duluth, Minn. violinist striking a chord with fans, critics alike,” Fox 9 News
Tom Lyden features musician and disability awareness advocate Gaelynn Lea, with many glimpses into Upstream Arts’ “A Concert and Conversation with Gaelynn Lea” event held on February 20, 2017.

Upstream Arts Teaching Artist Ryan Hoag on TMJ4’s The Morning Blend
In this television interview, Upstream Arts Teaching Artist Ryan Hoag discusses the collaboration between Upstream Arts and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Milwaukee Public Schools, February 2017.

“Reaching for the STARS,” North Shore Now
Jeff Rumage features Mande, a 14-year-old participant in the STARS and Upstream Arts programming at the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, January 2017.

 

2016

“JCC’s ‘The Art of Me’ gives special needs people a voice,” Wisconsin Gazette
Jody Hirsh, Judaic education director of the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, features the partnership between Upstream Arts and the JCC in February 2016, including The Art of Me photography exhibit and performance.

“Rumage Around column: A special performance,” Glendale Now
A feature on the Upstream Arts The Art of Me photography exhibit and performance at the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, February 2016.

“JCC and Upstream Arts Presents The Art of Me,” WISN 12 News
Upstream Arts Executive Director Julie Guidry talks about the collaboration between Upstream Arts and the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, February 2016.

 

2015

“Arts program helps women with disabilities navigate sex, relationships.” Minnesota Public Radio
Marianne Combs covers one of our newest program focus areas, “The Art of Relationships,” a course on sexual health and safe relationships developed in partnership with health educator Katie Thune.

“Program to aid children and young adults with disabilities.” TODAY’s TMJ4 Live at Noon
Upstream Arts Executive Director Julie Guidry speaks with Vince Vitrano about our partnership with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee.

 

2013

“Photographing Friends.” Stillwater Gazette
Another feature on the “Upstream” exhibit by Dirk Anschütz and our 2013 fall residency with Valley Friendship Club.

“Individuality through art.” Stillwater Gazette
A feature about “Upstream,” an exhibit featuring portraits of young adults with disabilities by NY photographer Dirk Anschütz, touring multiple venues throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin from October 2013-February 2014.

“In Stillwater, theater group helps youth with disabilities shine.” Pioneer Press
Front page feature about our summer residency at Valley Friendship Club in Stillwater and the culminating performance, The Art of Me.

“The Art of Me.” Stillwater Gazette
Feature story about our summer residency at Valley Friendship Club in Stillwater and the culminating performance, The Art of Me.

Profile of Upstream Arts on PRX for KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series
KFAI Producer Dixie Treichel interviews Upstream Arts Executive Director Julie Guidry and Program Director Matt Guidry about our work throughout the Twin Cities.

 

2010

“For developmentally disabled, a club ‘just to have fun.'” Pioneer Press
An article about our friends at Highland Friendship Club, featuring some great pictures from one of our programs with them.

“Minneapolis Arts Education.” The Examiner
A 3-part series on Upstream Arts’ work in the Twin Cities.

“Collaboration, Communication, and Confidence.” Minnesota Playlist
Read about the how Upstream Arts encourages collaboration, communication and confidence in its participants.

 

2009

“Upstream Arts: Movement, music, and theater build social skills for youth with disabilities.” Twin Cities Daily Planet
A profile of our work.

“Perspectives on Autism.” The Autism Society of Minnesota
Read about Upstream Arts’ partnership with The Autism Society of Minnesota in this article from their newsletter.

“Autism on the Stage.” The Autism File USA
This article about performing arts programs for children on the autism spectrum includes information on Upstream Arts’ collaborative work with the Autism Society of Minnesota.

 

2008

“The Forerunner.” Special Olympics of Minnesota
This article in the Special Olympics’ newsletter highlights Upstream Arts’ work.

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